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Rabbits are lively creatures that like to move – and are quickly bored. They need social contact, space, distraction and activity in order to feel good. People keep rabbits as domestic animals because of their alert character and cute appearance. But far more rabbits are farmed for their meat and live out a miserable existence in narrow cages. FOUR PAWS advocates an end to cage-rearing and better living conditions for rabbits.

interesting facts about rabbits

bushy bunny

10 Facts about Rabbits

You can house-train them, do clicker training and much more

Close up of a white rabbit

How the Rabbit was Domesticated

Rabbits represent the domesticated form of the game-rabbit and belong to the most popular domestic animals

Rabbit farm in Hungary

Farmed Rabbits

Learn more about how rabbits suffer in cages to end up on a plate


what are we doing to help?

FOUR PAWS advocates to ban cage farming for rabbits as well as for responsible handling of companion animals like rabbits


The Cruel Reality behind Angora Wool

How angora rabbits suffer horrendously for luxury fashion  

Taking care of your rabbits

responsible pet ownership

What you should know?

Rabbits are not presents

animals are not presents

Too often, the animals gifted as presents end up back in a shelter after the holidays are over.

White rabbit

Rabbits as Pets

Guide for pet owners: Rabbits do not belong in cages – so keep the residence appropriate to the species

Rabbit in snow

Rabbit Winter Care

A how-to guide to making your rabbit enclosure winter-proof

White rabbit relaxing

Common Mistakes when Keeping Rabbits

Guide for Rabbit Owners: Seven of the typical Mistakes

Rabbit eating

A Balanced Diet for a Rabbit

As for every animal, an adequate diet is essential for rabbits to stay healthy, fit and satisfied.

Rabbit enclosure

How to Design a Rabbit Enclosure

Make rabbits feel at home

Sleeping rabbit

Health Checklist for Rabbits

A regular and thorough rabbit health check is very important. As flight-animals, rabbits are masters at hiding health problems

Rabbit listening

The Proper Lifting and Lowering of a Rabbit

What you should know about caring of a rabbit

Guinea pig

A Small Mammal Moves In

Tips to become good small mammals owners as a whole family


Life expectancy of a farmed rabbit is much shorter than a rabbit's natural lifespan. Most farmed animals are killed young for human use.

Life expectancy of a rabbit

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